The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest runs a series of doctoral programmes whose specific objectives are to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address the challenges of new sciences, techniques and methodologies.
Currently, the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest has about 1480 doctoral students, enrolled in 14 doctoral schools. The doctoral studies are coordinated by the Council of Doctoral Studies, composed by members elected by the doctoral supervisors and by the doctoral students, as well as by directors of the doctoral schools. The Council is chaired by a Director with the rank of a Vice-Rector.
Doctoral schools and programmes
The UPB doctoral schools offers a total of 16 doctoral programmes covering all the fields of engineering: electrical, mechanical, IT, chemical, industrial, materials, entrepreneurship etc.
The schools cooperate among each other, and the structure of doctoral education encompasses all of the University’s disciplines. Our schools offer professional training to doctoral students and provide education in specific fields in collaboration with the respective faculties. The doctoral programmes ensure students systematic education and professional supervision.
The doctoral students will benefit from a large and modern research infrastructure which was well developed in the last few years with funds from EU, good examples being the two research advanced centers CAMPUS (http://campus.pub.ro/) and PRECIS (http://precis.acs.pub.ro/) which accommodate a high number of doctoral students working in a high-scientific environmental level, using advanced techniques for modern end-use applications such as bioprinting for tissue engineering and printing artificial organs, artificial intelligence etc.
Dual degree PhD (COTUTELLE)
UPB encourages and supports doctoral theses in Cotutelle, and has concluded over 20 such partnerships in the last 5 years. The cotutelle addresses both international and Romanian universities and economic partners.
The admission of candidates is organised annually in two sessions - July and September.
Foreign candidates are admitted to doctoral programs in these two sessions only if they previously perform the steps of a pre-selection process. The duration of doctoral studies is three years, with the possibility of one-year extension in well-justified cases.
The cycle of doctoral study organised by the Doctoral schools has two obligatory stages:
- The student learning program based on advanced university studies, having a duration of three months in the first year of the doctorate, just after being admitted;
- The individual research program, with duration of five semesters.
The main rule of eligibility is that you must hold a Master degree that is roughly comparable to a Romanian Master’s degree. A foreign degree is, as a rule, considered comparable when it makes you eligible to apply for doctoral studies in the country where you have completed the degree. An important part of eligibility are the language requirements. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest demands an indication of academic level language skills in either Romanian, English or French for all applicants. Please note that UPB has a specified list of acceptable ways to prove your language skills.
The language that you choose to prove your skills in will be marked as the language of your doctoral degree.
Doctoral education at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is organized under 14 doctoral schools. By chosing your doctoral programme you will belong to a doctoral school. The boundaries between the programmes are flexible, and you can also take courses offered by other programmes.
If you do not submit your documents following the instructions, your application may be rejected. You must submit officially certified copies of your degree certificate and transcript of records to Admission services of UPB.
Check if there is a country specific requirement for your documents. If there is a country specific requirement in place, you must follow it. Neglecting the requirement may lead to your application being rejected.
At UPB, obtaining a doctoral study right does not automatically entitle you to a salary/scholarship. Taking care of the costs of living and tuition fees is your responsibility. There are options for funding your doctoral studies and before applying, you should familiarize yourself with them.